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Anyone else???

Okay so something is freaking wrong... Do they listen of course not!!! Same crap before I got pacemaker I said hey my heart is stopping...she says oh I'm sure it's not stopping... I said yes it is... anyway round and round we go finally they put in that recorder ya know the one they implant.... ohhhhh wouldnt ya know they call me freaking out you need to come in tomorrow we have to get you set up for pacemaker! She goes on to tell me I have a 3rd degree heart black I'm like ok so...

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Zio Monitor & SVTs

Hello All,

Hope you are doing well -- thought I would pop in to post an update and see if anyone else has encountered similiar issues.

As we continue to go down all of the avenues to investigate my vision/motion disturbance (which has gotten better, but not perfect), I recently was seen by an ENT specialist and also had a VNG and CDP test -- mostly passed with flying colors, outside of when they blew hot or cold air into my ears, then I was instantly put into vertigo for about 10...

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New Here

Hi, I had an attempt at placement of a leadless pacemaker, Micra, and the doctor made 4 attempts b/o high impedance.  After the 4th, they noticed that I had pericardial tamponade, and I became comatose and was in ICU intubated for 4 days, delirious for another 3, and recovering my faculties.  I am now trying to understand my chart and what happened to me.


The surgeon made four attempts at placing the pacemaker; each time he found impedence was too high.  What does t...

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Headache

Can a PM cause quite a severe headache that last for weeks please?

Any help would be enormously appreciated please.

Best regards 

Fingallian

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Clot query....

Hello all...

Had my dual chamber PM implanted Feb. 1, 2022 for AFib and bradycardia.  Been on Sotalol (80mg bid) and Eliquis (5mg bid).  
Last Thursday after showering I noticed my left arm red and a tad swollen as my watch band was too tight.  Got better during day.  Friday noticed it again.  Called my cardiologist's office and she immediately ordered an ultrasound duplex which I had done that afternoon.  I see her to go over the results...

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Covid heart pain

Has anyone else had heart pain from Covid? I have sharp pains feeling like they're coming from my leads.

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Recent PM readings that I don't understand..

First of all, I apologize for not posting in quite a while. Everything has been well and time flies! Typically, I forget that I have the PM on board as it does it's job that well! My most recent reading has a few things I don't understand and maybe someone here can help me interpret them. I haven't heard anything from the DR., so maybe that's a good thing?

BTW, can the device tell if the episodes happen while I am excercising? I ask, because I haven't had any symptom...

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Getting referred to a electro cardiologist

Hello friends, pacemaker since 07 ..due to slow heart  rate I was fine no medicine 2007 till 2010 what happened? Now my heart it's fast how did that happen? After years of medicine cartia metropol ..and studies all of them my cardiologist tells me my heart in regards to muscle it's fine n strong but I seem to have an electricity problem. Cause I get palpitations once in a while and I get this rare flutter that scares me my heart beat doesn't feel controlled when that happens...

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Pacemaker

I have a question for those who have pacemakers, mine was put in April 7th 2022 and my chest has been hurting every since. Doctor said it can't be the pacemaker or leads. Although they haven't done any x-rays or any other tests to check the leads. But, it wasn't like this before and sometimes the pain seems to be getting worse. Anybody else have a similar experience ? (12 hours ago) The pain is in the middle of my chest and gets pretty bad. I'm use to pain but not like th...

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Electrician feelings

My pacemaker is working well but when I'm lieing flat I get an electric impulse across my chest even when the pacemaker is off. It happens every night and lasts. Sometimes when I raise up in the bed it stops. 
it's been going on for a few months with the pacemaker keeping me from bradycardia and I'm staying in sinus rhythm all the time. 
This electric across my chest has only started since the pacemaker was put in 4 months ago.

this is something...

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Drop in EF after pacemaker replacement?

After 8 years of a functioning Boston Scientific N161 CRT-D, which had significantly improved my heart function, it was necessary to replace it.

New device: G151 CRT-D.  

Just prior to replacement, my EF was 65. Shortly after replacement my EF was 48, with symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath.

My electrophysiologist even agreed that seemed more than coincidence; however, he could not find anything wrong with the new device or its leads.

Anyone have sim...

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Numbness at location of swelling

Hi everyone,

I'm still swollen like a golf ball where my device is at. Been over a month now...

But I'm concerned now about the numbess where I am swollen. Will this eventually go away after the swelling goes down? Or am I stuck with this numbness?

Anyone with similar experience, please share! 

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Left Ventricle systolic function

So I need to have my gallbladder removed. I had to get a nuclear stress test to be cleared for surgery. I failed. The report says my LV systolic function is at 37% . I am going for a pet stress test next week. There was a shadow, due to inflamed bowel blocking the view of things. I know this # isn't good. I have had a pacemaker since 2012, just replaced for the first time in December 2021. I have complete heart block in the left bundle branch. I developed atrial tacycardia during the gen...

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Ejection fraction

Hi,

I had a few tests done after complaining of exercise causing high heart rates from minimal exertion. My 48 hour cardiac monitor showed good rhythm during exercise and whilst sleeping, between 70 and 160 over two days and an 80 average, he said he may consider lower the heart rate to 60 and maybe even 50 to increase the range. The echo showed an ejection fraction of 48% which he is slightly concerned about being how you (24) I am, He is looking into finding if it is the heart or...

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Device placed in between pectoral muscles

Did anyone have their device placed in between their pectoral muscles? If so, when you lift your left arm up and put it back down, do you feel your device being lifted up and put back down?

If so, did this feeling ever go away?

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Nerve Pain Around Pacemaker

I'm scheduled to see my cardiologist in September to discuss my pacemaker replacement. But I'm having so many issues with nerve pain around my device. Last year, they had to up my voltage due to one of my leads being old and not working properly. That in itself is uncomfortable, but the nerve pain started in December and has steadily gotten worse. At this time, it hurts to touch the pacemaker area (especially under the collarbone where the leads are implanted in the vein), lift my lef...

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PMT?

I have a pacemaker for SSS. Nothing wrong with my AV node. I started to pace in my ventricles (which is a hisbundle lead) showed kardia ekgs to doctor, he did adjustments including turning MVP off. Said he saw no block. So I continued having some ventricle pacing, rate is usually 80's/90's then all of a sudden in a resting state(aka sitting on my butt relaxed) I started pacing in ventricles at 126+.

Why would my pacemaker pace that fast at rest. Oh and the beats are fusion beats...

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Swelling not going down...

Hi,

I just had my generator change a few weeks ago. Six hours after the surgery, the device site swelled up like a baseball...Was not expecting that at all!!!

I had to wear a tight compression vest for a few days that brought down the swelling a lot. However, after taking it off, the swelling has stayed the same size since. It has not gotten any better over these past few weeks. Doctor said give it 6 weeks. 

But, since it has basically stayed the same size these pa...

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PM 2272

I have the PM 2272 implanted in March of 2022. I have consistent vibrations at night when I lie flat or am inclined a little.

It is persistent and will only be under control when I am standing or sitting up.

the tech and Doctor are perplexed. 
many thoughts. 

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Vibration

Crusty,

when I was saying turned off I meant  not pacing.

the technician actually turned it off or so she said for a week and a half and the tremors or vibrations continued. The Doctor said my vibration was not connected to the pm because it continued while it was off. 
I don't believe it. I'm  sitting here right now watching tv and vibrating.

I am getting to the end of this, and told the nurse today it has to be stopped. She said she didn't t...

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You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.

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